Gábor Viktor Kozma
Actor, Coach, Doctorate student
Gábor was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1990. Between 2009 and 2012 he studied at the Pesti Magyar Acting Academy, after which he successfully passed the entrance exam to the University of Arts in Tîrgu-Mureș, Romania. He graduated as an actor and acting pedagogue in 2017. That same year Gábor started his doctoral research on methods of actor training at University of Arts in Tîrgu-Mureș. The board of the Hungarian Academy of Arts’ 2018-2021 Scholarships Program awarded Gábor's doctoral and artistic research for support. From 2019 he is a teaching assistant at the University of Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Gábor is driven by constant research and the desire to develop his skills and experience. During 2012 and 2013 he participated in a Method Acting workshop with Antonio Paolo Simioni in Budapest and Rome. He studied voice technique in Brussels with Anne-Marie Blink, and then he spent three months at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy in Vilnius in 2014. At the Academy, he took several classes as Biomechanics, Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Keith Johnstone’s Impro-technique, Chekhov-technique, and more. In 2015 he participated in the Suzuki Company of Toga’s international summer training program in Toga, Japan. Gábor was then invited to perform with the International Suzuki Company of Toga in 2016 where he was directed by Sebastian Mattia and Tadashi Suzuki. He continues to have a working relationship with SCOT and ISCOT. Gábor has been leading workshops on the Suzuki Method since 2016. In 2018 he took part in several courses like Chekhov-technique workshop led by Gretchen Egolf, Ray's clown course, a workshop on the biomechanics led by Vladimir Granov. During the fall of 2018, Gábor spent two months in New York City participating in the Morning Studio program of the SITI Company and working with the director students of the Columbia University as an actor in their assignments. He participated at the Belgrade International Chekhov Workshop+Fest as a resident in 2019 and he organized and took part as a trainee at the workshops of the Ladder Art Company such as Chekhov Workshop with Gretchen Egolf and Music and Physicality with Esztella Levko.
Gábor believes that art and art pedagogy are tools to discover the world and human nature. He is a dedicated theatre person who believes that open-mindedness and an interest in new impulses are essential for all perspectives of life. He feels it is his duty to continue to explore different cultures and exchanges of international experience. In cooperation with a small group of professionals, he founded the Kis Színház [Small Theatre] Community to support and develop the Hungarian theatre workshop culture.
“You cannot hide; your growth as an artist is not separate from your growth as a human being: it is all visible.”